JP Vossen on 30 Aug 2009 17:03:17 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] network fixer hat

 > On Aug 28, 2009, at 1:22 PM, Eric wrote:

>> I use an internal IP range in my home/office. 
>> Unfortunately, most devices that I'm going to add to the network to
>> configure (wireless routers, NAS, etc) have 192.168.[0|1].0/24
>> addresses.

> Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 16:45:30 -0400
> From: Paul DiSciascio <>

> However, if the host your traffic is originating from is a linux host,  
> you can get around this by adding an alias to your NIC with an IP on  
> the other subnet.  For example, to add an alias with an IP of  
> to eth0, you would do the following:
> ifconfig eth0:1 netmask
> and you'll notice the appropriate route is now there and traffic  
> should flow normally.

+1 for this, beat me to it.

Notwithstanding Brent's more detailed and canonical explanation...this 
is a lot easier.  I either do this, or just slap a random laptop onto 
the device, get DHCP from there, log in and change the IPA, then re-wire 
as needed.

Good luck,
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